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we put in place over the case a whole lot more also lined up for you in the program including a look at those coping with catastrophe international sanctions cause syria off from the outside world depriving thousands of basic necessities while those who work in the country that sector is only one and tool. cambodia is reportedly working to extradite one of the co-founders of the file sharing website pirate bay to sweden afraid to work was arrested by local police following a request from sweden where he was sentenced to a year in jail for copyright offenses the follow suit is a pirate party regulars all the yes' says the arrest itself raises questions the jury is still out on that one unfortunately there are conflicting reports on. what really led to this arrest i've heard reports about a bar brawl being the run up to it with just the local police and if you're in. a
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local disturbance reports the american ambassador being and composed at the time of his arrest and high level talks taking place. this morning as was mentioned reports surfaced the year arrest was a result of swedish authorities use a scheme for assistance from cambodia despite the lack of an extradition agreement . so it is pirate party every a million and his daughter says there's always been a lot of pressure to see the founders of the pirate bay behind bars. there was really really big international pressure on. the boat and they try to make us give a harsh punishment to these three essential young men that were burning it or interacted together in their great time the pirate bay had been a very defining had a right to be in speed and the way that they needed. to question their relationship
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with knowledge and sharing and how the days and. this pressure still lingers on plague and there are still major industrial nations in the valley think are still applying quite hard to get into line pressure on. other countries due to local and international. still ahead for you later this hour an international clash over cash the u.k. is accused of safeguarding the assets of the gyptian regime with the property of some key figures in hosni mubarak there in a circle staying i'm touched by the international sanctions. for the children's choir june classics that may now only be suitable for adults a new age rating system for t.v. programs in russia draws up animated anger. the actions of billions are reported dead after u.s.
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drone attack gone wrong in yemen the unmanned aircraft was apparently talking to the call of an alleged al qaeda militant but hit two other vehicles near the city of daraa washington has stepped up its drone operations in that country in recent months but civilian casualties are rarely mentioned in the official reports or more we can now turn to a writer and web journalist wind also enjoying a viable rant thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. mr dawson now the u.s. claims that its drone strikes are surgically effective yet this most recent case is more evidence to the contrary why isn't the american public aware of the civilian casualties that are being caused by these unmanned aircraft attacks. well first of all i don't think their claim that there should they are surgical is at all accurate here killed fourteen people actually read in the report and eight people were killed last week again the us claimed all of them were al qaeda but it turned out one of the people murdered was salem bin leave the job or it was
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a cleric who was actually vocal against al-qaeda and we've seen this in pakistan as well they rarely even give names of the victims at all so that part is already. discredited completely to say their surgical strikes i think there was a bump in the news coverage somewhat when a sixteen year old american was killed in yemen by one of the nobel peace drones from the president but there hasn't been much coverage it really depends. if you're getting all of your news from the state owned media of a.b.c. n.b.c. c.b.s. fox then you're not going to hear much about it but there is also a generation of americans who are getting their news online and that's pretty easy to find right so different networks reporting different things on their drone attacks now the campaign in pakistan they're going to campaign in pakistan was a staunch american ally has greatly any in aid to the local population from the u.s. calls well the same thing happened in yemen do you think. unfortunately i believe
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one of the more nasty things that has been happening in pakistan is this policy the follow up attack in which the drone will take out would it be sooner militants would often are civilians and then do a second strike killing the people who go to aid those murdered in the original strike and that has been very disastrous in pakistan and last july in yemen we had a similar process occurring and that can do nothing but alienate the locals now while the wars in afghanistan and iraq get all the attention the air strike campaign in yemen is where you mentioned by washington what is the u.s. trying to hide if anything. well actually even the war in afghanistan didn't get that much attention joe recently. the us is hiding a large part of this whole debacle is assisting saudi arabia their partners as well in the fiasco as syria did the g.c.c. in nato are hiring mercenaries there as well this is
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a saudi's interest the conflict in yemen is it has been going on since the sixty's this isn't just part of the random arab spring. now is the drone campaign reaching its military goals especially given that you know the whole areas of yemen are still under militant control. that would depend on what you assume the military goals even are. sometimes the military industrial complex spends money just for the sake of it it's not always to win sometimes it's a process of killing what you create and i don't really agree that this is really a conflict between islamic militants versus the government gaming was just unified in one nine hundred ninety eight a civil war in one thousand nine hundred four south yemen has had assessing movement since two thousand and seven and it wasn't about religion or ethnicities it was about resources the jar the oil is in that side of the country although a majority the problem has been allocated to the north east or monetary issues it
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has become more of a religious issue because of the press and because of the u.s. policies of killing civilians drives people in that direction there don't even have to see idea ideologically they just have a common enemy now mr dawson just a last question very briefly the paul they created by the yemeni version of the arab spring has enabled something islamist militants to move end but has it also given the americans more room to operate with impunity. well i think they're doing that already this is german strikes as you asked before afghanistan or iraq more attention because there are more american boots actually on the ground this is a playground for the drone warfare and this is assisting saudi arabia it seems of keeping him in divided as they have been doing since the sixty's this isn't a means for civil war right so let's leave it right there thank you very much a writer and web journalist rind also joining us from japan and live the speaking to us on the drone strikes that are happening around yemen. now the new
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international peace envoy to syria has described his job as near impossible lotter brahimi went on to say that not enough is being done to stop the violence both on the side of the government and the rebels meanwhile another car bomb explosion was rattled a christian neighborhood in damascus today killing four people including a child and as the syrian death toll rises so do the streams of refugees fleeing syria to join the hundreds of thousands who've already left sanctions to make ordinary life difficult in syria with canada ramping up its measures against damascus ten times the yeah and as old son of boyhood that's now up to syrian bombers. in last life line of defense against the human tarion catastrophe. reaping the harvest of economic isolation and a good one farmers across syria are is the easiest ever collecting the fruits of
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their labor decades of economic sanctions haven't taught syria to rely on no one but itself at least when it comes to agricultural production and there are no sour grapes about it now while the political pressure on syria is mounting this country is still fully able to feed its people. almost everything that adds up on syrian tables is growing here in the country south far from the clashes and this year spared the usual drought these fields are probably the government's best had against all sorts of foreign pressure aiming to undermine its support base. syria has experienced sanctions since the 1980's and it is told the country to be self-sufficient now i agree culture is well structured we have all the seeds fertilizers water they haven't been damaged by the sanctions or by the ongoing clashes i can say that agriculture still remains among the sectors least affected by the clashes well this place still looks like
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a sanctuary of peace the eco war is heard here all too well seventy three year old jimmy lee says he understands the young who want their country to change what he can't accept is their means. people who are misled and hold weapons fight the government and destabilize the country are wrong i hope they'll calm down we all need peace to return to syria. polarized on so many levels the syrian conflict has also drawn the line between villagers and city dwellers as violence continues in urban areas people in the countryside are working hard to feed the two warring parties attacking villagers out in rural areas isn't going to really help them in accomplishing their task which is to try to get assad out of out of power and so i think that's certainly not going to get the syrian people on their side so i think that the attacks are being concentrated in urban areas where they have the greatest chance to affect syria economically and potentially to strike at military targets
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in the lap or clashes are still the order of the day but twenty kilometers west mohammad is trying to preserve one of his family's to be colonies the other new homes is thought to have been destroyed they couldn't access it for more than six months. i don't want to come into politics it's too dangerous now all i can say is i think using weapons was the biggest mistake the. syrian beekeepers are absolutely convinced that they face a superior to all foreign spaces and that ability to withstand hardship and the blood of their pastures and as clashes in the north continue taking that toll on the industry many here hope that that is the only answer of syrian peace will also be transferred to that kippers r.c. syria. don't forget to log on to our website for the story and more at r.t.
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dot com and here is what are you can also find they right now why did you shoot over the right to drink it's got the unusual items banned by the u.s. police the head of the democratic national convention. and the supersonic jet pilot apparently almost couldn't use the highway in russia with an air strip warning right over their heads up drivers. is still watching r t thanks for being with us now media reports have surfaced suggesting that the u.k. has failed to freeze some of the asses of top officials in the former regime of former egyptian leader the move dogging hosni mubarak and his in a circle was introduced in february last year after the latest stood down amid mass
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rallies professor of international relations mark element of things london may be using the ass's as a tool of political manipulation. this leads to her. also going to call political reasons it's a reward not to prosecute those who do work for. you when perhaps grounds. we wanted to know and some of our cutting off the local dubious funds of thirty money as it's called goes into the banks and into the property sector particularly in the higher property in london and the southeast it would be a huge blow to a pretty weak economy as it is already so the government here has both its international role very high quality. but it also. also has the rest of the world which are very weak. drive to make russian t.v. more child friendly is under fire and then you know all in simply not the country's
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only prime slot from scenes of an adult nature but critics say the legislation is so ambiguous that even called genes might end up being hit by the ban i've got a piece going off reports. violence. it's become almost as widespread in t.v. and popular culture as bad language. it's all right. creative for an adult audience graphic and explicit content is often watched when children are something which russian legislators have decided to try to put a stop to. people usually associate themselves with fictional characters they see on t.v. and if adults can understand and analyze that's for children the characters both positive and negative are models which they absorb and take with them in order for the new forces t.v. radio and online media to market the programs that are showing way for each
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cannabinoids ranging from six to eighteen moreover programs depicting things like sex violence drugs and so on can. only be shown after eleven pm and two four am there's just one problem. there is a paragraph in the which is supposed to explain which content this applies to and we should doesn't like for example information of cultural historic value but stipulation is written so loosely nobody understands exactly what's cultural value and what sort of information is of such value. since the law doesn't give a list of films which are of special value potentially even the classics and soviet cinema and animation could have banned for children like one theme a series of cartoons where the wolf sometimes smokes tobacco. it's absurd the soviet cartoons were used to make her not only humane they're into treating children in a positive way and smoking is merely
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a quibble it's up to media outlets to discern for themselves which programs can be shown when and what age waiting to give them but an official commission will be tasked with any breaches of the guidelines the penalties include a fine of up to six thousand us dollars and even the possibility of the suspension of the stations broadcasting license for three months many people agree an initiative of this kind was necessary however there are doubts the current laws walkabouts and actually the viewers and others believe if it is possible to police them it's much more difficult to police the children often find a way to watch whatever they want anyway he was going off r.t. moscow. now look at some other world news in brief after all happened overnight at least one thousand wounded after. the. blast occurred in an area of the town of pressure wall where several foreign organizations are basing clearing the u.n.
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no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack and american sentimental runs rife in pakistan spurred by the outrage over civilian deaths in u.s. drone attacks and a recent reopening of nato supply routes through the country. thirty people have been killed in the overnight clashes between turkish security forces and middletons in the country south ten soldiers and police men were among the casualties the attack had targeted a security complex and the insurgency has stepped up its campaign in turkey in recent months taking advantage of the ongoing civil war in syria. now the european union's a poor as member bourg area has suspended its plans to join the eurozone the decision to snub the single currency comes into growing economic instability in the block and a shift in bulgaria and public opinion the country is entering its third year of an austerity program the debt crisis in europe has already called for several
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vulnerable e.u. nations to show wave from adopting the euro or including lead via and with the way we are. right let's go get the latest business update now with marina so what investors are focusing on right now all the other when it comes to you west let me tell you it's definitely don't work and that's because they're celebrating labor day that's all not mentioned in the u.s. markets today but if you take a look at europe we'll see that the focus really is of that actually on every year or so but we're seeing the movie the best they can in fact we saw one for the bob woodward book the footsie and that's added over a half a percent and then all of this is the spot every. boy that shows the manufacturing side more than initially expected. and take a look at currencies and see what's happening there with the euro when it comes to that we're seeing that it's going against the u.s.
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all over sell some of the clients earlier in the day when it comes to the ruble as you can see there and finish the trading. now russian markets the spite some volatility in oil prices we did see the russian markets performance particularly well both r.t.s. and m i six added over want to preserve and investors here are really focusing on the asia pacific corp summit which is about safe place in russia's foreign starts talking more about the fact that russia has this. position between europe and asia which some say will help global companies prosper in the region r.t. caught up ahead of the summit and spoke to one of the biggest industrial holdings in the country that sumo group and the head there explains why there's so much potential in this region. chairing apec russia demonstrated that it is capable of using its soft power our initiatives in regional integration transportation food security and innovation growth have been supported
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by all of the business council members russia will only be able to fully capitalize on its role of a geographic land bridge between europe and asia if it improves its own infrastructure and regulations at the moment less than one percent of trade volumes between those two parts of the world but transported by russian territory it's literally nothing the projects we're offering to develop will enable russia to increase the volume of transit through its territory by up to five percent. now russia's membership in the world trade organization of course for the many fears about what will happen and how local companies will survive the competition well earlier we spoke to on the day of course the head of the second largest bank in the country that's v. to be and he said that this will in fact create a lot of potential for the financials the lenders and the country let's listen to what he had say. financial crisis in america the europe let the situation when we
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have actually have the weakening of the financial competition in russia and as you see the russian banks start to to be more active in other parts of the world in europe in asia so i think that's a good time for us and banks to expand and that's what we to be all about doing that. and we have a lot of interest coming up this week of course as the apec summit everyone's gearing up to that the business elite from around the world is coming down so we'll have a lot of interest from there but for now so back to you in the studio well thanks for that update marina right i will be back with our top stories in just a couple of minutes stay with us here on r.t. .
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any time. they're watching r t thanks for being with us here's a recap of our headlines the world's two largest armies are those of india and china and bail plans to work more closely maybe western countries on edge over their growing influence in the pacific. moscow threatens london with diplomatic repercussions if it confirms this move to ban dozens of russian officials from entering the u.k. over there let's roll in the magnitsky case where top lawyer died in custody. the long arm of the copyright industry reaches all the way to cambodia with one of the fugitive founders of the pirate bay while sharing site now facing extradition to
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sweden. and the u.s. as a spends training of some afghan security personnel after a surge in insider attacks on coalition forces that as nato admits it's a failed to conduct a thorough background checks on the recruits. right now as the tension around the mosque of the third holiest site in islam continues to build r.t. talk to dr shaikh. preform a grand mufti of jerusalem and palestine two things that the israeli government is deliberately targeting the sacred site. what we have said. thank you very much for joining us here on r.t. this will allow us to make program read to mecca but on the other hand it forbids men under the age of forty from entering the mosque during ramadan to pray on
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fridays how do you explain this contradiction. the suburb this contradiction is due to the fact that they let our brothers who live in the areas in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight carry out the harsh susie's their legal right there also is some political benefits to be gained from the demonstrating that there is freedom of religion acts as for the acts of the rules of the strictest their senses on their territory for love it was situated somewhere else that no such measures would be taken against it now the focus is on acts of the occupation authorities on criticized only for that the most of their actions deserve criticism and you have said that jewish authorities are trying to sensitize was them sensitivities to access why do you say this. heh well israeli or cubans are trying to make it seem like the al aqsa mosque is not really that important they say that muslims have the holy cities of mecca and medina so they don't need to
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wrestle him or an accent they also want to weaken the link between muslims and palestine since i lack so connects one point five billion muslims to jerusalem and palestine this link is made of belief and faith they think that if they weaken that link loosely and are going to lose interest in our own reality though who are the muslims that don't live in our stone that. there is they know is in danger as are their beliefs and so whatever the occupants do to diminish alex's significance as parents of failed fashion you have also said that if the israeli government and fanatical jewish groups since a week was in reaction they see this as a green light to move forward so what in fact should muslims do now sadly muslim countries are now more concerned with their domestic issues neglecting the issue of imax or in jerusalem and allowing israeli or keep insta carry out their plans and they have gone to few of those including the jewish oh is
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a sheen of jerusalem and taking control over. there making the most of the numerous domestic problems that the arab and muslim countries are busy addressing right now so they can carry out their plans without any resistance. why do you believe that you are the muslim worlds first line of defense against israeli and jewish ambitions in jerusalem. the thing is jerusalem is isolated from other palestinian territories palestinians from the west bank and gaza strip are not allowed into the city not that the only people who can get into the palestinians who live in the areas occupied in one hundred forty eight they can do that because they live there so it's only the people who live in jerusalem in the areas that i mentioned you can come to iraq. these are the people who protect it coordinate action to preserve it so if these people stop going to iraq well there will be no one left to protect it that we are grateful to them for what they do their leisure that what do you think about israeli claims that the wall and
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checkpoints are there for security reasons. at israel's claims that the wall was built for security reasons have nothing to do the reality this is not true because they do not observe the nine hundred sixty seven borders about it they have occupied a lot of palestinian territory in addition to those that were seized in nineteen forty eight and secondly making all people feel like prisoners is not the way to solve security issues the way to do that is to ensure security of all people as well as grant them full human rights a way that would be a fair approach is not a solution. over the years have the israelis changed their treatment of palestinians wanted to come and pray at al aqsa mosque minister that i am a little balmoral plenty and help the occupation regime treats palestinians in a way which is far from humane their cruel oppressive they don't have mercy for
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this one nation that's not reported in the media i'm talking about palestinian women who don't always get a chance to give one earth in a hospital that is not ambulances at checkpoints and sometimes because of these delays ambulances cannot get to the women in labor on time as a result they cannot give birth at the medical facility sometimes the baby dies even the mother herself can bleed to death and we have very disturbed over three hundred cases of human behavior on the part of israel and the florida keys up associate that i have met with a number of delegations are american scholars and i asked them if they have ever heard of this and they all said no the western zionist media do not report these cases and i the only one is that these checkpoints are set up to inflict more suffering to kill unborn babies whose mothers to give birth on the way to hospital them how far has the israeli digging and i'll ask some mask on and how much of a problem is that to the structure of the building i'll have to. have for the.
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